Teen Wolf director Rod Daniel dies at 73

Film-maker once told a journalist he had ‘no illusions’ about the quality of his work and wouldn’t buy a ticket to any of them

Rod Daniel, the Teen Wolf director best known for delivering mainstream Hollywood comedies in the 1980s and early 1990s, has died at the age of 73.

Daniel made his directing debut on the 1985 supernatural comedy, which starred Michael J Fox as a high school student who discovers a family tendency towards lycanthropy. The low-budget film, which cost just $1.2m to make, failed to repeat the enormous box office success of Fox’s other comedy of that year, Back to the Future. But it was nevertheless enormously profitable for studio Atlantic Releasing Corporation, pulling in worldwide receipts of $80m, and has retained something of a minor cult status ever since. A TV remake, also titled Teen Wolf, was recently renewed for a sixth season.

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